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Map of St. Helena Island and Information Page

St. Helena Island

Details

Status British dependent territory, claimed 1653
A part of St. Helena and the Dependencies, including Ascension, Tristan da Cunha and a few smaller islands.

Capital City Jamestown

Coordinates 15° 56 S, 5° 42 W

Location Description Approximately 1,100 miles directly west of Luanda, Angola, Africa - about 2,000 miles east of Brazil, South America

Climate Tropical conditions with constant trade winds

Terrain Volcanic island with a very rugged landscape. Some of the surrounding cliffs exceed 1000 ft.

Languages English

Official Currency St. Helenian Pound

Population 7,317

Land Area 135 sq km (52.1 sq miles)

Maps

St. Helena Historic Maps and more here

Recommended Links

History of St. Helena here

St. Helena Tourism here

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This page was last updated on July 12, 2016.